Feb 112013


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Argo continues its strong run up to the Oscars, taking out 3 awards at the 66th annual British Academy of Film awards. The film took home Best Picture and Best Editing, as well as Best Director for Ben Affleck. Affleck has now won most of the major pre-Oscar awards, which only serves to strengthen Argo‘s chances for Best Picture, and leave the Best Director race wide open (especially since the best director – Bigelow, isn’t even nominated).

Day-Lewis and Hathaway won their respective categories at the BAFTAs – these two are complete lock-ins for the Oscars. Waltz took out Best Supporting Actor; and in a surprise move, the BAFTAs awarded Riva best actress for her amazing performance in Amour.

In the British categories, Skyfall was named Best British Film, while documentary The Imposter was named the Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

Full list of winners below:

Best Film: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best British Film: Skyfall
Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: The Imposter
Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay: Silver Linings Playbook
Best Film Not In The English Language: Amour
Best Documentary: Searching For Sugar Man
Best Original Film Score: Skyfall
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi
Best Editing: Argo
Best Sound: Les Miserables
Best Animated Film: Brave
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Best Makeup and Hair: Les Miserables
Best Production Design: Les Miserables
Best Costumes: Anna Karenina
Best Short Film: Swimmer
Best Animated Short: The Making of Longbird
By Sam McCosh